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Virginia-Florida Basketball Postponed

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The delay is due to COVID positives within Florida’s program.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Updated with official release.

Virginia fans are ready for the 2020-2021 college basketball season to finally tip off next week to start their title defense campaign going back to the 2018-2019 season. The Hoos are headed to Connecticut to open the season against Maine in what they’re dubbing “Bubbleville,” but the marquee matchup between the Virginia Cavaliers and Florida Gators will have to wait, as Florida Basketball announced Sunday afternoon that they will not be playing this week.

This was first reported by Jeff Goodman, and CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander.

Florida was expected to open the season in Bubbleville against UMass Lowell on Wednesday, November 25, then face Virginia on Friday, November 27.

Virginia is still looking to play Maine on Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. No word yet from either program on when the game might be rescheduled or if Virginia may be able to face a different opponent in place of Florida while they’re at the Mohegan Sun.

This won’t be the last game postponed this season, so be prepared for more chaos and uncertainty as we truck through the winter.